OUR NEXT MEETING: Sat., November 19, 2022

9:00 AM to Noon

Abundant Life Church

20488 Donovan's Road

Georgetown, DE 19947

Make Your Work Tighter

Have you ever wondered . . . 
 
What will it take to get my work ready for a publisher?
 
Why does editing cost so much?
 
Is there anything I can do to bring the cost down?
 
Come to the writers' group with your writing ideas, ready to sharpen your pencils and your mind. You will be writing, reading, rewriting, and re-reading to see how you can make your work tighter. 
 
Editing costs so much because . . . come to the class to find out.
 
YES! There is something YOU can do to bring the cost down . . . come to the class to find out.
 
Join us as our speaker, Elizabeth Boerner, author liaison for Fruitbearer Publishing L.L.C, shares some insight on how to Make Your Work Tighter. Come and explore as you learn to “mind dump” and “clean up.” You are sure to walk away with writing tools that you'll be able to put into practice right away--so you can WRITE AWAY!
 

CRITIQUES: Bring ten copies of up to 1,500 words (approx. four double-spaced pages) of your manuscript with line numbers for critique, and we'll incorporate the Word Warriors method we explored last month which worked so well. While the members are giving feedback, please do not speak until all have finished unless someone asks a direct question. Here is a video of the process if you want to get a feel for it: https://vimeo.com/20681339.

 

Please bring a snack to share. Hope to see you on the 19th!

DIRECTIONS TO:

Abundant Life Church

20488 Donovan's Road

Georgetown, DE 19947

Coming south on Rt. 113 (from Milford): As you approach the City Limits of Georgetown, turn left immediately after the BEACHES sign (an angled intersection with no light) onto North Bedford Street. (If you pass Walmart on 113, you've gone too far.) Take an immediate left on Donovan's Road (beside the State Police Credit Union). Abundant Life Church is on the left.

 

Coming north on Rt. 113 (from Millsboro): At the intersection of Rt. 18, get in the right lane of 113; go past Royal Farms, Arby's, and Walmart. Turn right when you see the sign for Division of Child Support Services. The Delaware Federal Credit Union will be facing you. Turn right and take an immediate left on Donovan's Road. Abundant Life Church is on the left.

 

Coming from the center of Georgetown: On North Bedford Street, when the road splits, bear right and go past North Georgetown Elementary. Take the next right on Donovan's Road beside the State Police Credit Union. Abundant Life Church is on the left. 

Check out our FACEBOOK page

Rebecca Jones has breathed new life into the Facebook page for Delmarva Christian Writers Association. Check us out and join. Lots of good stuff there. Thanks so much, Rebecca! 

 

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Meeting Schedule

DCWF meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month (with a few exceptions). Click here for the agenda and meeting dates and locations. We're a friendly group, eager to share resources about conferences, books, websites -- anything that will strengthen us as Christians who write. We hope you'll feel right at home from your first visit. If you ever find an exception to that, let us know!

Call for Submissions

If you're interested in submitting your manuscript for publication, we often have opportunities that we'll post on this page. One of our award-winning authors, Wilma Caraway, is compiling an anthology about things that kids say. Click this page to find out more.

 

 

 

 

Manuscript Critiques

At our regular meetings, we have a critique session, so bring your manuscript (10 copies of up to four double-spaced pages). No trembling, new folks--we'll point out the strengths as well as observations of areas that could be improved.

 

 

STATEMENT OF FAITH
This Statement of Faith includes the basic tenants of Christianity. As of 2020, all writers are welcome to attend meetings and events, but only those who have signed this statement will be voting members of Delmarva Christian Writers' Fellowship.
Statement of Faith.pdf
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 Purpose of DCWF

 

  • To encourage Christians on the Delmarva Peninsula to write with excellence in as many ways as possible, as diligently as possible. (Just imagine the impact if every believer who ever thought of writing were to put those words on paper and share them with a few close friends. From letters to articles to books and self-publishing, opportunities abound.)

 

  • To knit a strong foundation of encouragement, undergirding, and support, spurring one another on toward love and good deeds–all the more as we see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:24-25). The word "Fellowship" in our name is as important as "Writing."

 

  • To provide training for excellence through seminars, publications, critiquing, guest speakers, etc., so that we may present ourselves to God as workers who do not need to be ashamed and who correctly handle the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).

 

 

 

What you can expect from DCWF

 

Here we are at our monthly meeting in Oct. 2008 where our teaching was about manuscript formatting and how to navigate Microsoft Word. It is becoming more common for our members to bring their laptops. We're doing our best to keep abreast of the leaps and bounds of technology.

 

Established in 1993, the group has approx. 45 members on the rolls with an average attendance of 8 to 15 and a regional mailing list of 130. The majority are new writers who are mentored by those of us who have been published. It is an informal gathering for critiquing and encouragement with numerous resources to build up the Christian who writes.

 

There is  no membership fee, no "formal" agenda, and no pressure, but we do hold one another accountable to see progress in our writing.

 

We meet once a month, the third Saturday, from 9 until 12:30 (sometimes 10 to 2). Our meetings typically include a devotional, shared information, a teaching, critique groups, and prayer. Friendships are fostered over lunch and between meetings. On occasion, we host day-long writing seminars or retreats.  

 

A number of our members attend regional or national conferences (visit www.writehisanswer.com for links to the Philadelphia and Colorado conferences).

 

 

Our president, Candy Abbott, is beaming with good cause as she displays the award we--Delmarva Christian Writrs Fellowship--just received as The Best of Georgetown 2019 for Non-Profit association or organization. 

 

This unexpected endorsement comes just in time to help us promote the Delmarva Christian Writers Conference.

 

 

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